Recent News and Legislative Updates

American Holistic Health Association Launches New Website

The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) has a new website that makes it easier to access the incredible offering of wellness resources they’ve compiled over the past 26 years.

Among the features of the new site is an improved keyword search tool that gives users a variety of ways to search and explore AHHA’s huge collection of health and wellness content.

Check out the new site here.

MINDBODY Introduces New Mobile App

MINDBODY, a leading provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness industry, has launched a new mobile app to help people live healthier, more active lifestyles.

The MINDBODY app uses location and past activities to help people find, book, and pay for personalized wellness experiences—from acupuncture to cycling, circuit training to massage, and martial arts to yoga—in their community or on the road.

World Massage Conference Replay

If you registered for the 2015 World Massage Conference, you have access to all of the replays from the program you registered for, including the ABMP-sponsored Back Pain Summit, until February 29—that’s more than 40 hours of online continuing education, including techniques, business skills, self-care, research, and ethics.

To get the replays or to register for the 2016 conferences (to be held June 5–6 and November 13–14) click here.

Alaska Massage Therapy License Applications Are Available

As we previously informed our members, Alaska House Bill 328 was signed into law on August 11, 2014. The law requires that all massage therapists practicing in Alaska must have a state-issued massage license. The law went into effect on July 15, 2015; however, because the Alaska State Board of Massage Therapists has not yet issued the regulations that will govern the licensing process, we do not know what rules will apply and, therefore, we have not been able to adequately inform members about the process.

ABMP Mailing Three Golden Tickets to ABMP School Forums

Massage and bodywork schools across the country should be on the lookout for the 2016 ABMP Education mailer containing information about upcoming events, programs, and support for massage educators. This year, three lucky schools will also receive a special surprise—a golden ticket offering one free registration to an ABMP School Forum.